March 21, 2016 |
Peru’s election in April could make history on several fronts. Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, could be Peru’s first female president while 77-year old Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, better known as PPK and a former finance minister, could be its oldest president if elected. Peru’s voters could also return Alan García to office for a record-setting third term. Meanwhile, Miguel Hilario is the first Shipibo-Conibo indigenous person to run for president, and Gregorio Santos is the first inmate to vie for the job.
Voters will choose from 19 candidates on April 10. But if a candidate doesn’t receive at least 50% of the vote, the top two finishers will meet in a runoff
The leading candidates in Peru’s presidential race stand to the right of center, but a break-out contender could still make a run for the presidential palace